The U.S. Virgin Islands held their caucuses over the weekend and Congressman Ron Paul overcame the former governor of Massachusetts in final vote totals. Romney seems to have walked away with more delegates, but other than that it was not doubt that Paul won the vote total handily.
From the Ron Paul website:
Right now the count stands this way:
384 total cast
112 to Paul (29%) 101 to Romney (26%) 23 to Santorum (6%)18 to Gingrich (5%)
But as with all caucuses it isn’t that simple.
The AP and others reported yesterday that Mitt Romney won the Virgin Islands caucus.
And they aren’t entirely wrong, because of the crazy rules that are around caucuses, Mitt Romney was able to qualify for more delegates, and win them. One of the “uncommitted” delegates also went to Romney.The issue that comes up is Paul has done this same exact thing in other states in the election season where he will probably come out with more delegates than the other candidates, but the media has never said he won a caucus like they are with Romney on this one.
Jack Hunter explains it best in this video: